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Great Beds Light

 
Location: Raritan Bay where the Raritan River and Perth Amboy channels intersect near South Amboy, NJ

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Great Beds Light

The location of the light is Raritan Bay where the Raritan River and Perth Amboy channels intersect. The nearest city is South Amboy, NJ. The station was first established in 1880. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1880.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower on black conical pier with black lantern. The light has a nominal range of 6 nautical miles. The tower height is 61 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Great Beds Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 29, 2008, reference number 08000467.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:41 am
Sunrise: 7:16 am
Sunset: 5:01 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:37 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until January 23 at 10:00AM EST by NWS
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...South 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming West this evening.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 24 at 6:00PM EST by NWS
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...South 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming West this evening.

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